I met Tom at the courthouse. The clerk's office had just turned me away again and he was standing behind me in line. I was worried I would lose my daughter to my ex-husband, who is terrible. When I turned around, he said, "You need an attorney. Call my office tomorrow and set up a time to come in so we can talk." Then he handed me his card and went on with his business.
When we met, he showed more interest in my story than anyone had in a long time. I was soo frustrated and I asked him, "Why is my ex doing this to me?" He said, "Easy. You married and divorced a horrible person." It was such a small thing but I just felt so relieved that he didn't try to come up with some comlicated explanation like everyone else tried to do.
I truly felt moved to hire Tom on the spot. He told me how much the retainer would be, handed me a contract, I signed it, and I finally felt like I had someone on my side who would not judge me.
He contacted my ex, managed to get him in front of the judge, and expertly tore my ex's excuses apart one by one. He was never loud, dramatic, or angry-sounding. He just calmly shredded my ex one simple question at a time.
The judge gave me exactly what I had been trying to get for so long on my own and gave my ex a short talking to about being a responsible parent.
I have sent a few friends to Tom and they had similar experiences. One of my friends asked hsi paralegal if he was single, but he's not.
And the strangest thing is, I think my husband sort of likes him. Which I appreciate because I did not want more problems, I wanted fewer and that's what I got.